Northrop Grumman Delivers Next Generation Automatic Test System to the U.S. Army

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northrop Grum­man Cor­po­ra­tion (NYSE:NOC), togeth­er with DRS Tech­nolo­gies, today announced the deliv­ery of the first Next Gen­er­a­tion Auto­mat­ic Test Sys­tem (NGATS) to the U.S. Army.

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Colonel William Boruff, Project Man­ag­er for Joint Com­bat Sup­port Sys­tems, con­grat­u­lates Northrop Grum­man and DRS senior staff, Army rep­re­sen­ta­tives, sup­pli­ers and employ­ees on the first low rate ini­tial pro­duc­tion deliv­ery of the company’s Next Gen­er­a­tion Auto­mat­ic Test Sys­tem dur­ing a cer­e­mo­ny held at the Northrop Grum­man Rolling Mead­ows, Ill. facil­i­ty.

A mobile, rapid­ly deploy­able and recon­fig­urable gen­er­al pur­pose Auto­mat­ic Test Sys­tem suite, NGATS pro­vides unit-lev­el through depot-lev­el main­te­nance test­ing and screen­ing of com­plex elec­tron­ic and elec­tro-opti­cal weapon sys­tems. The sys­tem will ini­tial­ly test the elec­tron­ics and weapon sys­tems in heavy com­bat vehi­cles such as the Abrams/Bradley and will be used for Stryk­er depot efforts start­ing in 2012. In fol­low-on phas­es, NGATS will be capa­ble of sup­port­ing the Com­mon Remote­ly Oper­at­ed Weapon Sta­tion, Kiowa War­rior heli­copters and mis­sile launch­ers, as well as a vari­ety of oth­er exist­ing and future weapon sys­tems.

Under the terms of a low rate ini­tial pro­duc­tion (LRIP) con­tract, the Northrop Grum­man-led team will deliv­er a total of eight LRIP con­fig­u­ra­tion NGATS plus spares in 2012.

NGATS will pro­vide the lat­est tech­nol­o­gy and improved weapons main­te­nance sup­port to our nation’s warfight­ers,” said Kay Burch, vice pres­i­dent of com­mu­ni­ca­tions, intel­li­gence and net­work­ing solu­tions for Northrop Grumman’s Land and Self Pro­tec­tion Sys­tems Divi­sion.

NGATS is the U.S. Army’s replace­ment for its ear­li­er gen­er­a­tion Inte­grat­ed Fam­i­ly of Test Equip­ment (IFTE) and the Direct Sup­port Elec­tri­cal Sys­tem Test Set (DSESTS) test sys­tems. It is back­wards com­pat­i­ble with lega­cy IFTE ver­sions. Northrop Grum­man received the NGATS con­tract to pro­cure LRIP units in 2010 from the U.S. Army’s Pro­gram Exec­u­tive Office for Com­bat Sup­port & Com­bat Ser­vice Sup­port and in late 2011 sup­port­ed Lim­it­ed User Test­ing admin­is­tered by the Army Test and Eval­u­a­tion Com­mand and con­duct­ed at Fort Stew­art, Ga.

DRS Tech­nolo­gies and Northrop Grum­man teamed over a decade ago bring­ing togeth­er DRS’s 25 years of Direct Sup­port Elec­tri­cal Sys­tem Test Set expe­ri­ence with Northrop Grumman’s 25 years of Inte­grat­ed Fam­i­ly of Test Equip­ment expe­ri­ence to pro­vide the U.S. Army one com­bined NGATS solu­tion.

Northrop Grum­man is a lead­ing glob­al secu­ri­ty com­pa­ny pro­vid­ing inno­v­a­tive sys­tems, prod­ucts and solu­tions in aero­space, elec­tron­ics, infor­ma­tion sys­tems, and tech­ni­cal ser­vices to gov­ern­ment and com­mer­cial cus­tomers world­wide. Please vis­it www.northropgrumman.com for more infor­ma­tion.

CONTACT: Ellen Hamil­ton
(224) 625‑4693 (office)
(847) 815‑0753 (mobile)
ellen.hamilton@ngc.com

Source:
Northrop Grum­man

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